The Vascular Care Group, a state-of-the art practice committed to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease, announces that Dr. Harold J. Welch, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI, has recently joined the Hyannis location.
Recognized as one of Boston’s “Top Doctors” in Boston Magazine multiple times, Welch brings more than 30 years of surgical experience and expertise to patients seeking care for all facets of vascular surgery on Cape Cod and the islands.
“The Vascular Care Group has established a model that delivers high-level care to patients in the communities where they live, rather than asking the patient to travel to a larger city or healthcare hub,” said Welch. “I firmly believe that we can lower the barrier to quality care and improve the patient experience with a commitment to outpatient care in our communities. It is very exciting to join a like-minded organization that is a leader in outpatient vascular care in Massachusetts.”
Prior to joining The Vascular Care Group, Welch worked as a vascular surgeon at Lahey Clinic in Burlington for 24 years. Prior to that, he worked at a number of hospitals around the globe, including U.S. Naval Hospitals in Groton, Conn., Portsmouth, Va., and Keflavik, Iceland. He also spent time at the Tufts-New England Medical Center before moving to the Lahey Clinic.
Welch was named an American Venous Forum Distinguished Fellow and received the Cornelius Sedgwick Mentor Award for Surgery Chief Residents. He is a member of several professional societies, including American College of Surgeons, Society for Vascular Surgery, and the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, and has served as a Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and President of the American Venous Forum. Welch has also authored 11 book chapters and more than 30 articles.
“By increasing access to highly skilled physicians, such as Dr. Welch, our team is helping to improve the care paradigm on Cape Cod,” said Dr. Daniel R. Gorin, MD, RVT, FACS, a founding partner at TVCG. “I look forward to working with him and continuing our mission to innovate the delivery of vascular care on a community level.”